December 2nd, 2021
We understand that UFCW Local 555 recently asked members to attend a meeting to vote on strike authorization. We don’t understand why the union is asking you to go down this road now. It doesn’t make sense.
Consider the following:
- We have been making progress in negotiations and have come to a tentative agreement on safety. This has been the union’s focus during the limited number of dates they have offered the company to bargain.
- Neither the company nor union have made any economic proposals, yet.
- Why is the union asking you to jeopardize potentially your paycheck and benefits right before the holidays?
- We know that several areas contribute to wellness for all of us. The company is committed to taking care of you as a whole person, which means investing in good wages, affordable health care, and a pension for when you retire. You can influence the union’s request for strike authorization by voting at the union’s upcoming meetings.
We believe no one wins with a strike. Not our associates. Not our customers. Not our company. The union may try to convince you otherwise.
The choice is yours.
Do what is right for you and your family.
If you have questions, please ask your store leader.